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China's NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert

Defence Expert Major General (Retired) P.K. Sehgal on Tuesday said that China`s treatment is neither fair nor transparent with regard to the stand taken by it over the assent for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership , adding that former`s gesture is not friendly.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate second Raisina Dialogue, 250 foreign delegates to take part

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India`s flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the Ministry of External Affairs.

State In Depth

Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma set to become next CBI director? Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma set to become next CBI director?

Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma is all set to be the next director of CBI, as per a media report.

PM-led panel meets to select CBI chief; govt mum on outcome PM-led panel meets to select CBI chief; govt mum on outcome

The post of CBI director is lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinha's retirement on December 2.

India evolving as global hub in defence manufacturing: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the partnership between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and industries is transforming India into a global defence manufacturing hub.

Jawan's video: BSF gets two more days to submit report Jawan's video: BSF gets two more days to submit report

Unhappy over BSF's interim report on a jawan's allegation about poor quality food being served to security personnel, the force has been given two more days by the Union Home Ministry to submit a detailed factual report on the controversy.

India to pitch for defence exports: Manohar Parrikar

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will pitch for the sale of state-of-the-art indigenously built missile systems in the global market to earn foreign exchange as the country was emerging as a global defence manufacturing hub.

Is this a "joke court?", an irked Supreme Court asks state govts Is this a "joke court?", an irked Supreme Court asks state govts

The bench, after perusing the reports with regard to service of notices of the PILs to the states concerned, said if they want more time then they should stand and seek it.

India's NSG membership can't be farewell gift: China to US India's NSG membership can't be farewell gift: China to US

China on Monday said admission of non- NPT signatories in NSG cannot be a "farewell gift" for countries to give to each other, a day after the outgoing Obama administration asserted that Beijing was an "outlier" in the efforts to make India a member of the elite nuclear club.

KVIC calendar row: Narendra Modi's image used without permission? PMO seeks report KVIC calendar row: Narendra Modi's image used without permission? PMO seeks report

Amid a full scale row over the use of PM Narendra Modi's image on Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) calendar and diary, it emerged on Monday that it was done without prior permission from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). 

Kidnappings which made front page headlines for many days Kidnappings which made front page headlines for many days

Not the longest, but one of the deadliest hijacking incident which rocked the world is of Indian Airlines Flight 814.

5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India 5 most devastating natural disasters to hit India

In 2004, an earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean on the west coast of Sumatra, killed more than 2,30,000 people in 14 countries.

Child Adoption Resource Authority head moots tax sops

Reeling under a severe shortage of children in its pool, the national body on adoption has recommended a two-year tax break as an incentive for parents adopting through it so that traffickers selling children can be put out of business.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar promises to punish those responsible for boat tragedy Bihar CM Nitish Kumar promises to punish those responsible for boat tragedy

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said action would be taken against officials found guilty of dereliction of duty in connection with the boat tragedy that claimed 24 lives.

Congress ups ante in Punjab polls; Amarinder Singh to fight against Parkash Singh Badal

Enthused by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the party, a fired up Congress on Monday announced that its state president Amarinder Singh would take on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the latter's traditional assembly seat of Lambi.

Mumbai woman, with 24-week pregnancy, allowed to abort Mumbai woman, with 24-week pregnancy, allowed to abort

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week pregnancy to undergo medical termination as its continuation could have endangered her life.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Supreme Court directs Centre to file status report of SIT probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Supreme Court directs Centre to file status report of SIT probe

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by the SIT set up in 2014.

Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai

Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai's Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

I'm a born Congressman, joining Congress is my 'ghar wapsi': Navjot Singh Sidhu I'm a born Congressman, joining Congress is my 'ghar wapsi': Navjot Singh Sidhu

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday formally joined Congress in New Delhi.

France praises PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, says it's bold decision to combat corruption, black money France praises PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, says it's bold decision to combat corruption, black money

France has heaped praises on PM Narendra Modi for his demonetisation move.

Heavy snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar highway

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday due to heavy snowfall.